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Kinetics of Complex Plasmas

  • Presents latest research studies on the kinetics of complex plasmas

  • Serves as a reference material for researchers and academicians for further studies

  • Provides the contents in lucid and structured manner


Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 81)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 3-7
    3. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 9-83
    4. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 85-99
    5. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 101-112
    6. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 113-129
    7. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 131-139
    8. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 151-165
    9. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 167-186
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 199-243
    3. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 245-254
    4. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 255-262
    5. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 263-275
    6. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 277-285
    7. Mahendra Singh Sodha
      Pages 287-293
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 295-298

About this book


The presentation in the book is based on charge balance on the dust particles, number and energy balance of the constituents and atom-ion-electron interaction in the gaseous plasma. Size distribution of dust particles, statistical mechanics, Quantum effects in electron emission from and accretion on dust particles and nonlinear interaction of complex plasmas with electric and electromagnetic fields have been discussed in the book. The book introduces the reader to basic concepts and typical applications. The book should be of use to researchers, engineers and graduate students.


Electric Field Emission Kinetics of Complex Plasmas Noctilucent Clouds Photoelectric Emission Schottky Emission Thermal Dusty Plasma Cloud Thermionic Emission Tribo-charging of Dust Particles

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Education BuildingUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

About the authors

Prof. Mahendra Singh Sodha is presently a Visiting Professor at Centre of Energy Studies I.I.T. Delhi and has worked in universities and industry in India, USA and Canada. He has served three universities as Vice-Chancellor and IIT Delhi as Professor, Head of Department, Dean, Deputy Director, etc. Prof. Sodha has been Ph.D thesis advisor to over seventy candidates who successfully completed the programme. He has published over 600 papers in international journals of repute in plasma physics, optics, semiconductors, energy, combustion and ballistics etc., in addition to authoring/editing eleven books. Prof. Sodha is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy and National Academy of Sciences, India and has received S.S. Bhatnagar prize for physical science in 1974. The honour of Padmashri was conferred on Prof. Sodha by President of India in 2003.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Kinetics of Complex Plasmas
  • Authors Mahendra Singh Sodha
  • Series Title Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title SS Atomic, Opt., Plasma Phys. (formerly: Spr. Ser. Atoms, Plasmas)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-81-322-1819-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-81-322-3497-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-81-322-1820-3
  • Series ISSN 1615-5653
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-6791
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 101 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plasma Physics
    Physical Chemistry
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